NAF Haylage Balancer (Equine)
Haylage is increasingly the more popular choice when it comes to feeding roughage through the winter months, especially as good quality, dust free hay becomes more and more difficult to find. Much like hay, haylage is preserved grass. However, to make haylage grass is ensiled, or picked, rather than dried as it is to make hay. Although this process can in many ways produce a product closer in nature to grass than drier hay, it also has its drawbacks. Haylage tends to be “richer” and more “heating” than hay. Gut issues, such as recurrent loose droppings, are commonly reported when horses are fed haylage. This may be due, in part, to the more acidic nature of haylage when compared to hay, and the lower dry matter may also be a contributing factor. Furthermore, it might not be a coincidence that the recent raised awareness of gastric upset – such as ulcers and stereotypic behaviour – ties in with the increased preference for feeding haylage. Modern thinking strongly indicates the need for balancing the haylage-rich diet when fed to your horse…….. ………the good news is that NAF have launched a product to do just that with a totally natural formula – Haylage Balancer.
What is Haylage BalancerHaylage Balancer is an advanced nutritional support formula developed especially to help restore the balance of your horse’s haylage-rich winter diet.
Key, active ingredients of Haylage Balancer include:
- Acid Buffers – together with a unique digestive clay, help to neutralize and absorb excess acids and slow the passage of food through the gut to reduce loose droppings and therefore increase nutrient uptake. This will help support the system against gastric imbalance, which may be seen as ulcers, poor condition and irritable, unpleasant behaviour particularly around feed time.
- Live Probiotic Yeast – to encourage efficient digestion and maximize absorption to help eliminate irritable gut and maintain optimum condition.
- Unique Herbal Complex – carefully selected herbs, including ginger, liquorice and mint to help balance, soothe and settle the gut.
- Vitamins & Minerals – to nutritionally support a high fibre, forage-based winter diet; a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals helps to ensure good general health and vitality.
|Testimonial||Davina Vigors: "Haylage and Arthur aren’t really a good combination! Haylage Balancer has changed his equilibrium and made him a nicer, more trainable pony. He is also incredibly greedy so am sure it is good for his digestion!"|
|Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules||Yes|
|My Horse Is...||A Veteran, Competing, Loose|
|Instructions for use||Horses & Ponies up to 600kg – Feed 3 scoops (approximately 60g) per day
Horses over 600kg – Feed 6 scoops (approximately 120g) per day.
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal)||60g|
|How long will it last (days)?||1.8kg = 60 days
3.6 = 120 days
9 = 150 days
|Approx cost per day||63p|
|Ingredients Label||Acid Buffers, Live Probiotic Yeast, Ginger, Liquorice, Mint, Vitamins & Minerals|